If only a plumber’s union could pony up the cash

Sorry. My age is showing. This from McClatchy Newspapers:

The Watergate Hotel, the iconic property synonymous with the downfall of President Richard Nixon, failed to attract any bids when it was auctioned Tuesday.

Joseph Cooper, who wielded the gavel, seemed surprised when there was silence after the auction opened at $25 million.

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July 22nd, 2009
5:03 pm

I guess the auctioneer was left “twisting in the wind”, to use another Watergate-era phrase….